4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2010 7:49 PM by Carolyn Samit
Madasastick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey,

Pretty dumb question that I can't find the answer to, despite searching the forums here and elsewhere. I have recently started to use Safari 4 as my main browser and have been getting into the keyboard shortcuts and various included features. One of these is the top sites page, albeit that I prefer to just pin my favourites instead of leaving the algorithm select them.

Unfortunately at some stage while editing the displayed sites, I must have clicked on the "never include" x button for the facebook login page. Now I can't drag it back into the top sites page and I don't know how to manually edit the list to make sure it is no longer a "never include" site. Does anyone know how to do this or have any advice?

Thanks in advance,

Eoghan

Macbook (Al, late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.0 GHz Standard (2GB DDR3, 160GB)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,485 points)
    Hi,

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari / Empty Cache. When you are done with that...

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari / Reset Safari. Select the top 5 buttons and click Reset.

    See if that helps...







    Carolyn
  • Madasastick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I may try this, still doesn't answer the question of how to manually edit the list though. If I do this, all of my favourite pages, including pinned ones will be reset, won't they? And does reset safari wipe bookmarks?
  • Madasastick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I may be talking into the void here but I decided I should at least post an answer to my own question to help the next person. Caroline's suggestion of resetting Safari and emptying cache is a start point but some problems remained even after doing so. I was unable to add the Gmail login page to the top sites list even while following the method the toplist page itself suggests- dragging and dropping the URL to the page while in edit mode. I know that perhaps if I unpinned all of the top list sites, Gmail might show up as a popularly visited site anyway but I am not that patient.

    The eventual solution came about when I was bookmarking a random page using ⌘+D (the + button by the url bar serves the same purpose). I noticed one of the options of where to keep the bookmark is Top Sites; when I tried to do this with Gmail, it worked!

    Hope this helps somebody at some point!

    Message was edited by: Madasastick
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,485 points)
    Great work around.